Boss TU3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal Review

Boss TU3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal Review

Boss TU3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal Review

There’s plenty of reason why the Boss TU3 is among the bestselling pedals of today, which is why it’s only right that we make a review about it. Read on for what you need to know about this pedal.

Boss Tu3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal Details & Specs:

  • Stompbox-style guitar tuner with chromatic and 6- or 7-string bass/guitar mode support
  • Available guitar flat mode for “Drop” tunings (up to 6 semitones below standard pitch)
  • Outdoor visibility by its high brightness mode with 21-segment LED meter
  • Completed tuning verified by Accu-pitch sign visual function
  • Dry battery/9V type
  • Retailed at $98; 10.6 ounces

It’s safe to say that most guitarists would attest to this pedal as being a “must-have.” The no-nonsense operation this one provides is exactly why it’s a sellout. The newly improved TU-3 is a much stronger and more accurate model compared to its predecessors, boasting +/-1 cent over its 21-segment display. In live settings, this pedal is a much better, if not the best choice for intonation.

The TU-3 doesn’t wait for the half-second it usually takes for the Accu-pitch signal to display, which makes every fiddling chore you have to do a lot breezier. The current draw on the older Boss pedals is 55mA; the maximum on the TU-3 is about 85mA. It also can supply power to 7 other BOSS compact effect pedals – perfect for musicians assembling their pedalboards.

Also considered “tank-tough,” the TU-3 tuner has an improved range of 16.35Hz to 4186Hz. For the meticulous and perfectionist, this is an obvious delight. The bypass switch is swift for tuning in muted or normal modes.

The high brightness mode is also a well-thought-out design add-on – tuning in the dark while onstage or anywhere else has never been made very easy before. Traction is also improved by way of incorporating a more rubberized bottom, so that’s a great plus on durability as well.

As a performance tuner, this pedal is easily noted as a golden standard. Ask your guitarist friends and they’re likely to say, “It just does the job, quick and easy.” As a tuner, it’s naturally in the pricey range but believe us when we say there’s nothing quite like the TU-3 when it comes to precision tuning.

Is it for you?

If your favorite musicians, the pros, and the most well-known artists of yesterday and today have it, why shouldn’t you? Invest in a Boss TU-3 Tuner now to get rid of all your pitch woes.


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